Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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News and Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

Questions? Call 631-581-2489

Saturdays in the Garden

Frost has arrived!

The frost has hit our dahlia garden and the above ground season has ended, however...

We are continuing to meet on Saturday mornings, starting at 9:00 AM throughout the fall. Tasks will include garden maintenance and clean-up, digging up the tubers - a.k.a "The Big Dig."

We will also be sorting, labeling, and storing the tubers.

This is a great opportunity for "hands-on" dahlia education.

Questions? Contact Garden Director Joe Lysik at joelysik@yahoo.com

Year Round

2015 Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.

Monthly Meetings and Events

Dahlias through the Seasons

View or Download the 2015 LIDS Calendar of Events